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Editorial: Storm water tax doesn't go over well with readers

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Readers of the Hastings Star Gazette didn't exactly take the news well last week that they'd soon be seeing a new tax/fee on their utility bills.


The Hastings City Council passed an ordinance last week that assesses a fee to homeowners and businesses for storm water runoff.

We heard from many readers, some of whom left comments on our website at

Here's what our readers were saying:

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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